Dr Carrie Ruxton

Vitamin D in Food Supplements for Children

A UK survey of 67 vitamin D-containing food supplements for children concluded that the doses in some products could be higher.[1]   Commenting on the research, Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health & Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) notes: “Food supplements are meant to supplement the diet, not replace the nutrients obtained from foods. In … Continued

The Health and Food Supplements Information Service’s Response to the Cochrane Omega-3 Review

Dr Carrie Ruxton, from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service, said: “Early studies of omega-3 fats, involving thousands of participants, found a protective benefit for the heart but in our highly medicalised age, where many older people are maintained on statins and blood pressure medication, it is much harder to pick up the modest … Continued

Fish oil and probiotic supplements during pregnancy slash infant risk of food allergy by a third and risk of eczema by a fifth

  Researchers from Imperial College call for pregnancy dietary advice to be updated in light of findings   A study published today in the journal, PLoS Medicine,[1] has confirmed the benefits of taking fish oil and probiotic supplements during pregnancy. [2] Dr Carrie Ruxton, from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (www.hsis.org) said: “This … Continued

HSIS reaffirms need for fish oil in the diet

HSIS responds to a study[1] published in the Journal of Biochemistry, which examined the long-term consumption of virgin olive, sunflower and fish oils and damage to the liver.   Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service said: “In this study[1], rats were fed an extreme high fat diet consisting of around 70% … Continued

Taking a Multivitamin is Shown To Fill Nutrient Gaps in our Diet

  Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements significantly increase nutrient intakes and decrease nutrient deficiencies, new study finds Well-meaning advice to get nutrients from diet alone ignores how people actually eat Adequate micronutrients essential for good health across lifespan A major new study published in Nutrients[i] confirms that regularly taking multivitamin and mineral supplements (VMS) is … Continued

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